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Legal Information: North Carolina
Updated: October 13, 2020
What is the penalty for violating the state firearm law?
Anyone who has or buys a gun in violation of a domestic violence protective order that has a term that specifically says s/he cannot have a gun is guilty of a class H felony.1 If a person has been convicted of a felony, s/he cannot have or buy a gun under North Carolina state law. Having a firearm in violation of this law is a class G felony.2
For information on the penalty for violating the federal firearm laws, go to Federal Gun Laws page.
1 NCGS § 50B-3.1(j)
2 NCGS § 14-415.1(a)
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